Now Shipping: Loss Of Self “Twelve Minutes” LP

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Loss Of Self – Twelve Minutes LP

The vinyl edition of Loss Of Self’s brilliant post-punk damaged black metal debut is now shipping. The vinyl edition features different artwork from the CD edition and also comes with a fold out double sided poster.

Black vinyl is black! Black vinyl only! Limited to 500 copies.

All Pre-orders have shipped!

Order now in the store.

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New Botanist Track Posted

We’ve posted a new Botanist track off of their upcoming split with Palace of Worms.

Botanist is in the midst of short west coast tour with Behold… the Arctopus.

10.8 LOS ANGELES at The Joint
10.9 SAN LUIS OBISPO at DIY SLO
10.10 SACRAMENTO at Press Club
10.11 OAKLAND at Metro
10.12 PORTLANS at Star Theater – Fall into Darkness fest
10.13 SEATTLE at Highline
10.14 VANCOUVER BC at Biltmore Cabaret

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Now Shipping Eight Bells “The Captain’s Daughter” LP

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The Flenser is now shipping the vinyl edition of Eight Bells’ “The Captain’s Daughter.”

The Captain’s Daughter is a genre defying masterwork of heavy music that draws from psychedelic, black metal and ambient metal with four organic soundscapes that oscillate seamlessly between the tranquil and the terrifying.

Eight Bells is a power trio formed from the ashes of the San Francisco Bay Area dark-psychedelic institution SubArachnoid Space. Eight Bells continues in SubArachnoid Space’s tradition of heavy guitar exploration, adding a blackened dissonance to the mix with minimalist vocals.

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Pre-order: Botanist / Palace of Worms LP & Loss Of Self LP

Botanist / Palace of Worms – Split Lp
Now up for pre-sale!
The Botanist / Palace of Worms split features three new tracks from each band. Both sides have been mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley and sound huge. Botanist side is titled “EP1: The Hanging Gardens of Hell” and Palace of Worms side titled “Ode to Joy”
The album will be released on black and vinyl and limited color in color with splatter. Colored vinyl will be the same type as our recent Panopticon “Kentucky” reissue. Colored vinyl is limited to 200 copies
Track postings and more info soon. The official release date is November 12, 2013. Please be aware that vinyl is prone to delays and sometimes things take longer.
Botanist side, EP1: The Hanging Gardens of Hell
1. Tillandsia
2. Senecio
3. Trandescantia Pallida
Palace of Worms side, Ode to Joy
4. Ode to Joy (Hurrah, the End Draws Nigh)
5. King Leech
6. Twilight of the Idols (for R.B.)
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Loss Of Self – Twelve Minutes LP
Vinyl edition of Loss Of Self’s brilliant post-punk damaged black metal debut. The vinyl edition features different artwork from the CD edition and also comes with a poster a fold out double sided poster.
 Black vinyl is black! Black vinyl only! Limited to 500 copies.
The official release date is November 12, 2013. Please be aware that vinyl is prone to delays and sometimes things take longer.
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Wreck & Reference does not believe in free will

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Wreck & Reference does not believe in free will.

The shirts will be here as a soon as they are.

Please pre-order to insure getting your size.

Wreck & Reference will be playing the following dates.

Sep 28 – w/ So Stressed, Planning for Burial The Witch Haus Santa Cruz, CA

Sep 29 – w/ Deafheaven, Planning for Burial The Atrium, The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA

Oct 17 – Terroreyes/Needle Drop/Impose CMJ Showcase Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY

Oct 18 – Invisible Oranges Presents: Pelican Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY

 

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FLENSO SALE

End of Summer Flenzo 20% off SALE!!!
Enter code FLENZOSUPERSALE at checkout!
http://store.theflenser.com
Ends Monday at 11:59 PST

Excludes pre-sale and Panopticon vinyl.

The Flenser

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Botanist/Palace of Worms “Split” announcement

Two of San Francisco’s most interesting underground bands, Botanist and Palace of Worms, are teaming up to release a split album via fellow San Franciscan experimental metal label The Flenser. Featuring three tracks from each band that were mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden, this six-song split album will be available on November 5th on digital and vinyl formats.

Formed in 2007, Palace of Worms is a one-man black metal band from the Bay Area, not unlike Leviathan and Crebian. Frontman Balan plays all instruments: drums, guitar, bass and everything else in between. Palace of Worms has released a demo, two full-lengths (2009’s The Forgotten and 2010’s Lifting the Veil) and a split with Mastery in 2012, and is gearing up for this year’s split release with Botanist as well as live performances in support of this split release.

Botanist is an unconventional one-man black metal band featuring vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer instrumentation. The songs of Botanist are told from the perspective of The Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from Humanity and its crimes against Nature as possible. In his sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, which he calls the Verdant Realm, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company of the Natural world, and envisioning the destruction of man. There, seated upon his throne of Veltheimia, The Botanist awaits the day when humans will either die or kill each other off, which will allow plants to make the Earth green once again.

Botanist’s previous releases, I: The Suicide Tree, II: A Rose From The Dead (released July 2011 on tUMULt), III: Doom in Bloom (TotalRust) and most recently, 2013’s IV: Mandragora have seen much critical acclaim; landing on lists such as NPR’s 25 Best Metal Albums of 2011, Metal Sucks Top 15 Metal Albums of 2011, Metal Injection’s Top 10 Releases of 2011, and an honorable mention on Pitchfork’s Top 40 Albums of 2011. Additionally, Botanist recently started playing live shows – the first of which can be seen bellow

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Twelve Minutes

The CD version of Loss Of Self’s “Tweleve Minutes” should be shipping any day now.

Listen.

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Eight Bells LP & Loss Of Self CD Pre-sale

Eight Bells “The Captains Daughter” LP Pre-Sale

The Flenser is proud to release the vinyl edition of Portland, Oregon’s Eight Bells debut album The Captain’s Daughter, originally released on CD by Seventh Rule Recordings. Engineered by sound mastermind Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis, Agalloch), The Captain’s Daughter is comprised of four organic soundscapes that oscillate seamlessly between the tranquil and the terrifying. The Captain’s Daughter is a genre defying masterwork of heavy music that draws from psychedelic rock, black metal and ambient metal.

Eight Bells is a power trio formed from the ashes of the San Francisco Bay Area dark-psychedelic institution SubArachnoid Space. Eight Bells continues in SubArachnoid Space’s tradition of heavy guitar exploration, adding a blackened dissonance to the mix with minimalist vocals.

This will be pressed on both black and red vinyl. Red Vinyl is limited to 300 copies.

Pre-order

1. Tributaries
2. Fate and Technology
3. The Captain’s Daughter
4. Yellowed Wallpaper
(Running time: 31:08)

Melbourne, Australia’s formidable black metal entity Loss Of Self has teamed up with avant-garde metal label, The Flenser to release an EP entitled Twelve Minutes. Twelve Minutes is the post-black metal outfit’s follow-up to highly acclaimed 2012 debut demo, available worldwide on September 2, 2013. Twelve Minutes features six brand new songs as well as remastered versions of the original three demo tracks clocking in at just under 30 minutes. Twelve Minutes was mastered by James Plotkin (SUNN O))), NADJA, ISIS). The dark, sweeping soundscapes realized by members Jacob, Rohan, Thomas, and Michael exhibit a coherence of post-rock and twisted black metal that surpasses all musical boundaries and restrictions. The artwork for Twelve Minutes was conceived and illustrated by the band.

Loss Of Self began mid 2012 in Melbourne, Australia as a self-contained two person group. Upon the completion of the 2012 demo, the band grew into what is now the full line-up featured on the Twelve Minutes EP.

Pitchfork posted a track off of Twelve Minutes entitled “There Must Be Great Wisdom With Great Death”

Pre-order

All pre-orders of the Loss Of Self CD have the option to get a FREE Loss Of Self canvas patch.

Pre-order

1. Isolt

2. Paradise Overgrown

3. Twelve Minutes

4. There Must be Great Wisdom with Great Death
5. ( )

6. The Free Intelligence

7. The Inheritance (Demo Track Remastered)
8. The Mind; It’s Form and Function (Demo Track Remastered)

9. Seidlitz (Demo Track Remastered)
(Running Time: 27:60)

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Panopticon “kentucky’ DLP & Panopticon/Vestiges split now shipping

Finally, Panopticon’s most coveted release is available on vinyl again! Kentucky was lauded as an instant classic of North American black metal and experimental metal upon its initial 2012 release; it sold out immediately and is now highly sought-after. The Flenser is proud to reissue Panopticon’s seminal achievement with all-new artwork. Kentucky is the work of Austin Lunn, the group’s singular mastermind. Whereas other Panopticon releases have tackled political and personal subject matter, Kentucky is a tribute to the woodsy territory of Lunn’s home state, its coal-mining days of old and the haunting aesthetics of its environment. A seamless melding of black metal with bluegrass and traditional songcraft, the recording features the croons of a fiddle, banjo and tin whistle alongside aggressive guitars, caveman drums and Panopticon’s trademark post-rock ambiance.

We have a number of colored vinyl copies of the album ready to ship. See above for example.

Order direct from The Flenser here.

For wholesale quantities please contact Revolver USA.

Vestiges/Panopticon – Split LP:

Now shipping! Washington, DC’s Vestiges and Louisville, KY’s Panopticon have teamed up for a split album on The Flenser. The limited-edition LP contains two of Vestiges’ strongest songs yet–18 minutes of material–and three unreleased tracks by Panopticon (including a Suicide Nation cover).

We are sold out of the colored vinyl version of the album but still have a limited number of black vinyl copies ready to ship.

Order direct from The Flenser here.

For wholesale quantities please contact Revolver USA.

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